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BAE Systems Sentinel First Flight Integration Lead in Hill AFB, Utah

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional Systems Integration Lead Engineer for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).

Why BAE Systems? BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800 BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, the LGM-35A Sentinel / Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a Top Workplace in Utah based on employee feedback for three consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!

Why Utah? You ve got to see it to believe it! Utah is an amazing state with diverse geography, an eclectic culture and an exceptional quality of life. We are located north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoors pursuits across the seasons including hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and world-class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The state is home to 5 amazing National Parks and an easy drive from two more; Grand Teton and, famously, the first National Park in the world, Yellowstone. The Salt Lake City area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses including multiple professional sports teams. It is a western states hub for exceptional, cutting-edge medical care with people traveling from across the region for a range of nationally renowned specialty care centers and doctors. The Salt Lake International Airport is expanding and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.

Why Sentinel? The Sentinel Program is an enormous and complex Mega-Project modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without any doubt, Sentinel is one of the DoD s most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment of hundreds of aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command and control system as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. Sentinel is the Department of Defense s newest official program of record . It enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project - the weapon system will deploy over a 9-year period beginning in about 2026, and remain operational until at least 2075. Sentinel is a career-defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that simply are not available with smaller projects.

Tell me about this job. The First Flight System Integration engineer will support the Air Force s ICBM weapon system and the Sentinel. These are long-term sustainment and acquisition programs which are anticipated to remain operational until 2075.

This individual is a System-level Integration Engineer that will work across product teams and within System Engineering providing technical expertise in a systems of systems environment. You will work with other organizational leadership on priorities, fostering strong relationships, meeting business goals, and so forth. This individual will also help build teamwork, improve communications, develop/enforce policies, and work with stakeholders (internal and external). This position provides the opportunity to develop and hone communication, customer relationship, and leadership skills while working with a close-knit fun-loving team of other professionals.

The successful candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, and have the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment with the desire to make a difference. Knowledge and experience working with the DoD and/or Air Force system integration and flight test readiness is required.

The specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Primary Systems Engineering Integration lead for Sentinel flight testing.

  • Providing leadership and insight into the Sentinel flight capability maturation.

  • Perform required tests and monitor all work according to DoD, Air Force, state and federal regulations.

  • Support range safety and flight test readiness for the maturation program.

  • Coordinate/interface across multiple IPTs to define, develop and integrate the Flight Test Program.

  • Integrated program demand planning.

  • Support to strategic planning and professional development/organization efficiency initiatives.

  • Drive technical performance with engineering oversight and insight to successfully support the flight test program, including technical reviews of data packages, including CDRL deliverables.

  • Guide IA&T to support program flight test program.

  • Ability to create and maintain trusted relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Success in leading and developing cross functional teams.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors.

This position is located at 6008 Wardleigh Rd, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Due to the special-access classified working environment, it is not conducive to full telework or remote schedules.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • BS/MS.

  • 7 years directly related, progressive technical experience (5yrs with MS degree).Able to work independently, demonstrate strong initiative, and organize and direct daily tasks with minimal supervision.

  • At least six years progressive responsibility in providing technical leadership, including managing small teams.

  • Strong communications skills (oral and written).

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • System maturation processes and associated development and integration test programs.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Experience with Telemetry Systems, Instrumentation, Flight Termination Systems, Integration & Test, Range Safety Requirements (AF-MAN 91-710), Flight Testing.

  • Prior experience interfacing with prime contractor integrated product team (IPT) leads and USAF leadership personnel.

  • Technical leadership experience, direction and mentoring to other technical employees in the application of scientific principles, tools and techniques to achieve practical end results.

  • Knowledge of configuration management best practices.

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and meet program commitments in a highly concurrent engineering environment.

  • Ability to effectively maneuver through political situation and anticipate roadblocks.

  • Good organizational skills and ability to work with minimal direction.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience with ICBM weapon systems, DoD and USAF system safety requirements, or military technology and technical data.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint and Atlassian Jira Project Management Software.

  • Prior experience as a Systems Integrator in a development and/or flight environment.

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $100530 - $170910

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20 hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

Sentinel First Flight Integration Lead


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